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United Robotics Group acquires cell robotic developer Robotnik


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United Robotics Group (URG) has acquired a majority stake in Robotnik Automation, a Valencia, Spain-based supplier of applied sciences in cell service robotics. Monetary particulars of the acquisition weren’t disclosed.

Robotnik has a 20-year monitor report in creating cell robots and cell manipulators. The corporate has a presence in markets equivalent to Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, the USA, France, Germany and Italy. URG mentioned the acquisition advances its technique of asserting its place within the European robotics market by way of natural progress and acquisitions.

“Now we have been working with Robotnik as our strategic accomplice, and I’m delighted to see the corporate be part of our group. We’ll profit from 70 extremely skilled robotics consultants, particularly within the areas of R&D and Software program. This funding will help us within the improvement of additional functions for CobiotX, the third technology of robots for people”, mentioned Thomas Linkenheil, co-CEO of United Robotics Group. ”We stay up for working with the native administration group round Roberto Guzmán and Rafael López who’re main the corporate because the very starting. We’re very assured to leverage synergies.”

Based by Thomas Hähn in 2019, Bochum, Germany-based United Robotics Group was based in 2019 by Thomas Hahn. The corporate’s mission is to unite service robotics corporations into a novel ecosystem by bundling {hardware} and software program experience underneath one roof.

This video showcases a few of Robotnik’s work in autonomous cell robots.

In April 2022, United Robotics Group acquired Softbank Robotics Europe, which develops the Pepper and Nao robots. That enterprise then reverted again to its authentic title, Aldebaran, which was used previous to being acquired by Softbank. On the time of the deal, SoftBank additionally acquired a minority stake in United Robotics Group.

United has been the grasp distributor of Nao and Pepper in Europe since October 2021, answerable for gross sales, service and upkeep. It additionally distributes the Plato supply robotic and the Sawyer collaborative robotic arm. United is backed by Hahn, a significant industrial automation participant in Germany. Hahn acquired the IP for Rethink Robotics after the corporate shut down in 2018. Hahn has since relaunched Sawyer.

“With [its] main cell manipulator expertise and experience with arm integration and its modular software program, Robotnik is an ideal accomplice for United Robotics Group,” mentioned Nadja Schmiedl, CTO, United Robotics Group. “We’ll profit from Robotnik’s entry to the worldwide analysis networks in addition to their merchandise to strengthen our vertical Inspection & Upkeep and discover mobility functions in new CobiotX initiatives.”

“We’re very happy to combine within the United Robotics Group and be a part of its enlargement within the international market,” mentioned Roberto Guzmán, CEO, Robotnik. “We’ll deal with our power in creating modern expertise and contributing to URG’s success with our community and expertise in R&D initiatives.”

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